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Apple Pro Training : FCP X - 101

Apple Pro Training

The Colorado Film School continues to offer Apple-certified professional training for Final Cut Pro and Color. The classes are taught on the CFS campus by Jerry Hofmann, author of Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4. Financial Aid is not available for this course.

The Apple Training & Certification program is designed to keep you at the forefront of Apple technology. Certification creates a benchmark to demonstrate your proficiency in specific Apple technologies and gives you a competitive edge in today’s evolving job market.

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Next Class Dates:
Wednesday- Friday, August 15th-17th
9:00am-4:00pm each day

These classes will be taught with the newest software release available.

FCP 101 Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro X

Tuition: $600. Additional $150 for Certification Exam if you choose to take it.

The Colorado Film School offers an Apple Certified class in Final Cut Pro X. (Final Cut Pro 200) This is the 3-day certified course from Apple, taught by Jerry Hofmann.

Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that makes it possible for beginners and seasoned professionals to achieve stunning results. This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Students work with dramatic real-world media to learn the practical techniques used daily in editing projects.

Instead of being offered over three consecutive days, some Apple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) offer this course in a Prime Time delivery model. The class is divided into three-hour seminars to allow working professionals to take the course without interrupting their busy schedules.

This course is based on the FCP 101: Introduction to Final Cut Pro X course. However, the lessons are covered in three days, providing more comprehensive coverage of the material.

Who Should Attend: This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro X and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality.
What You Will Learn: Creating Smart Collections to organize media based on metadata and keywords. - Using the Magnetic Timeline for an exceptionally fast, fluid new way to edit. - Combining multiple elements into a single Compound Clip. - Fine-tuning clips in the timeline with the Precision Editor. - Comparing alternate shots from a collection of clips with just a click using auditions. - Applying effects, transitions and retiming clips. - Finishing and final output.

Prerequisites:  Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: - Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation - Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended 

Jerry Hofmann

During his life long career, Jerry Hofmann became an award winning theatrical actor, TV and film editor, director and producer. He has produced hundreds of TV commercials, and industrial films for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood studios, and advertising agencies. He currently owns and operates jlh productions, and is a general partner in 24 Seven CSR, a new media company specializing in automated customer service web based video technologies. Jerry teaches advanced post production classes for the Colorado Film school, and at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
A true pioneer in NLE technology, Jerry has been a member of many industry beta teams, including Avid and Apple, helping them to develop NLE technologies. He has been intimately involved with this technology for the past 23 years.
Jerry is a team leader in the Final Cut Pro forum at the Creative COW web site, a leading contributor to Apple's own Discussion group on Final Cut Pro, and founded the Denver Final Cut Pro Users Group and is in demand for teaching and speaking engagements nation wide.
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To submit the application: Either print it and fax it to (303) 340-7326 ATTN: Jennifer Scott or save it and email it as an attachment to: Be sure to sign the form before submitting! If you have questions please call (303) 340-7321.

Aug 15th - 17th